Executive Secrets: Covert Action and the Presidency


In this book the author refutes the notion that the C.I.A. behave like a “rogue elephant”, out of control, without the knowledge and sanction of the congress or the White house. The author cites congressional investigations, declassified documents, and his ownexperiences in covert action policy and oversight to show how each presidentconducted the approval, oversight and review processes for covert action whileexamining specific instances in which U.S. Presidents have expressly directed C.I.A. covert action programs to suit their policy objectives.

Author: William J. Daugherty
Foreword By: Mark Bowden
ISBN: 9788170492269
Binding: Hardback, 328, Pages
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Weight 0.79 kg
Dimensions 24.9 × 16.4 × 2.4 cm